Today is Presidents' Day and a good opportunity to share this tiny tribute to Abraham Lincoln. My friend Barb made it for my February birthday a couple years ago. Barb’s love of history and collecting Americana has inspired her to make several quilts featuring U.S. presidents.
It's a miniature medallion quilt, about 8"x10", with a portrait of Lincoln in the center.
I wonder if Barb had Ford’s Theatre in mind when she selected fabrics for each border or was it coincidence how closely they resemble the infamous scene of Lincoln’s assassination?
like the rich red carpet and brocade upholstery,
and heavy swag draperies of the Presidential Box.
The back of the quilt is a riverboat scene.